styling the bump has been one of my favorite things this pregnancy. believe it or not with my previous pregnancies i would AVOID having my picture taken because i thought to myself 'why would i want to preserve how i look in this moment?'. fast forward several years and i am loving every second of this pregnancy. i want to capture this bump and save it for as long as i can. there is something about knowing i will never experience this again in my life that makes me want to hold on to it forever.
rethinking pregnancy style in my thirties vs. my twenties has also been very different. in my twenties i scoffed at maternity clothes. they were frumpy, out of date and out of style. fast forward ten years and they are modern, chic and so fun to style. there are so many options for the pregnant mamas out there. along with maternity clothes in my twenties i also refused diaper bags. they were usually shapeless masses designed to hold as much tchotchkes as possible. i would always opt for a regular handbag on the larger size that would hold my essentials without compromising style.
diaper bags now take on a whole new style. they don't have to fit the traditional mold of diaper bags and with the backpack trend on the rise there are so many great handbag options that work perfectly doing double duty as a handbag or a diaper bag. this Henri Bendel Jetsetter Convertible Backpack is one of my favorite handbag options for pre and post baby. it is super stylish, incredibly chic and roomy and convenient enough to work well in both situations! this olive color is perfect for year round since i am a big fan of this color trend and the gold accessories on it are stunning.
i love this black dress from Ingrid & Isabel because it is so versatile to style and i have picked up several inexpensive jackets to work as interchangeable toppers for this look. this camo jacket is only $25 which is a steal. to shop all items featured in this post be sure to use the widget below.